Neurosciences & Stroke

Conditions affecting the brain are often mysterious and stressful, which is why you need a team at your side. Clinical expertise, compassionate patient care and research are important parts of neurosciences at Banner Health.

We bring together teams of neurologists, neurosurgeons and other brain specialists to help you find the care you need. Our patients include those suffering from diseases, disorders and injuries that affect the brain, spine and nervous system.

Neurological Conditions We Treat

We treat a wide range of conditions of the brain, spine and nervous system, from Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease to stroke, brain tumors, spinal cord injuries and concussions.

We sponsor and participate in clinical trials so patients have access to the latest neurological diagnostic tests and neurological treatment options.

Neurology Specialty Centers

To treat stroke in adults, we have certified stroke centers across Arizona and Colorado. Our certified stroke centers include:

When it comes to caring for children, Cardon Children's Medical Center and Diamond Children's Medical Center offer special care for kids with conditions of the brain, spine and nervous system.

We’re world-renowned for our research into Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other neurological conditions at Banner Sun Health Research Institute in Sun City, Arizona. We’re also a Center of Excellence for Alzheimer's care and research at Banner Alzheimer's Institute in Phoenix, Arizona.

Neurosciences & Stroke Services in Your Area

Banner – University Medical Center Tucson

1501 N Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ 85724
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Banner - University Medical Center Tucson in partnership with the University of Arizona provides comprehensive and coordinated stroke care for members of our community. As the only academic medical center in Southern Arizona, we have assembled a multidisciplinary team to provide state of the art management of patients with stroke and cerebrovascular diseases. 

In 2009, our facility received Joint Commission Stroke Center Certification, Southern Arizona's first certified primary stroke center. The mission of the Stroke Center is to provide age appropriate, culturally sensitive, evidence-based stroke care; to individualize care to meet the needs of each patient and family; to collaborate with other health care professionals and ancillary services to achieve the best outcomes; and to engage in clinical stroke research.

Hospital Services for Stroke

The Banner - University Medical Center Tucson Stroke Program brings together the combined expertise of a multidisciplinary team, including stroke neurologists, neurocritical care specialists, neurosurgeons, vascular surgeons, neuroradiologists, emergency physicians, therapists, pharmacists and specialty trained nurses. Available services include administration of intravenous tPA (clot-busting medicine) and mechanical clot retrieval for acute ischemic stroke, neurosurgical and vascular procedures, medication management for stroke prevention, and rehabilitation services.

Banner - University Medical Center Tucson has a dedicated stroke unit and neurocritical care unit, and a cutting edge neuroimaging center which includes multimodal CT scanning, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), magnetic resonance angiography, digital angiography, as well as carotid Duplex and Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound. 

As a Joint Commission Certified Stroke Program, we utilize specific stroke protocols and monitor our outcomes to meet performance measures of success. Our stroke program has been recognized by the American Heart/ American Stroke Association for our care and outcomes with the Gold Plus Target Stroke Honor Roll.

Outpatient (Clinic) Services for Stroke

Banner - University Medical Center Tucson coordinates care through our dedicated Stroke Clinics at our brand new North Campus clinic facility. Patients are referred to the Stroke Clinic for stroke-like symptoms, stroke prevention, follow-up care after discharge from the hospital, or for stroke rehabilitation. Our Stroke Nurse Navigator facilitates all aspects of care coordination. 

Education

The Stroke Program provides education to the patient, family/caregivers, healthcare professionals, and the community. Patient education begins in the hospital and focuses on knowledge of their current condition, risk factors for stroke and TIA, and their readiness for discharge. BUMCT offers stroke education events for the public and provides ongoing stroke education for healthcare professionals. The Stroke Program also provides stroke-specific training opportunities for medical students, residents, fellows and nurses.

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